No Room for Hate

Racists, nativists, and xenophobes are seeking to cloak their vile, repellent agenda with claims of concern about population growth and the environment. There is absolutely nothing green about white nationalism. Aptly dubbed “ecofascists,” their despicable dogma is anathema to Population Connection. Time and again we’ve proudly stood in support of treating our fellow human beings […]

Title X and Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule

Title X Origins The United States introduced its first official domestic family planning program for low-income Americans in 1970: the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act, Title X of the Public Health Service Act (known by the shorthand Title X, which is pronounced “ten”). Republican President Richard Nixon oversaw the program’s development and implementation, […]

Members Mark World Population Day With Population Connection

“It’s just us—it’s one human family … we’re connected in our challenges … we’re connected in our solutions.” –Mother: Caring for 7 Billion Population Connection members organized their local communities far and wide to mark World Population Day this year — 171 volunteers participated in screenings of the documentary film Mother: Caring for 7 Billion and […]

Teaching Teachers How to Make the Population Connection: Population Education’s Online Professional Development Course

Do you remember learning about population issues in high school? What about middle school? Elementary? Probably not, unless you were in school after 1975 and you had teachers who elected to use Population Education materials in their classrooms. Going forward, North American students will be more likely to answer “yes” to the above questions. That’s […]

We Need to Save the Bugs — Even the Ones That Bite

They’re one of earth’s smallest species, but they’re at the center of one of this century’s biggest environmental crises: insects. These little creepy-crawlies are dying out rapidly. Even more concerning? Not many people care. Recently, people have started thinking about the bees and what their disappearance means for our agricultural systems, but what about other […]

Chennai, India, Experiences Water Emergency; Other Global Cities Face Same Fate

Water scarcity. If the term isn’t deeply familiar or downright dreadful to you at the moment, now is the time to take a step back and appreciate the privilege that comes with having an easily-accessible source of clean, potable water (likely located in your own home). For the past five months, the majority of the […]

World Population Day 2019

July 11, 2019, marks 30 years of observing World Population Day. Since the first World Population Day, in 1989, a lot has changed. Global population had just reached the 5 billion milestone two years earlier. China’s draconian one-child policy was in full force. The HIV/AIDS crisis was in its early years, and treatments were in […]

The World Has Always Been Changing. This Time, We’re The Cause.

Despite the climate-change-denying tendencies of one of its major donors, the newly-reopened Hall of Fossils at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., welcomes every fossil fanatic to consider a question found throughout its 31,000-square-foot gallery: “How Are We Changing The Planet?” Disclaimer: This isn’t your traditional dinosaur display. I was lucky enough to […]

Let’s Commit to Funding Displaced People’s Reproductive Health Care on World Refugee Day

Globally, there are more than 70 million forcibly displaced people, including refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and asylum-seekers. Among the 25.9 million refugees, close to 50% are women and girls. For refugee women, access to basic services not only includes food, water, and shelter, but also family planning and safe delivery services. When displaced from […]

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